PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: A New Public Health Order in the 21st Century

Omicron and other COVID-19 variants of concern – where are we now? All viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 mutate over time naturally. Many of these changes do not have much impact on the virus’ properties. However, with time and due to various contributing factors, some changes may result in altered characteristics of the virus including its ability […]

Media Advisory: Invitation to Representatives of the Media

WHAT: Media briefing on emerging discussions at the first international Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2021), the impact of COVID-19 in the continent, and the urgent call for a New Public Health Order in Africa. The media briefing will further highlight interventions needed to strengthen African health security and pandemic preparedness & response. […]

CPHIA 2021: Media Training OPPORTUMITY!

CPHIA 2021 pre-conference virtual workshop As part of the inaugural Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2021), The Conversation Africa and Internews will conduct a two-hour pre-conference virtual workshop on 13 December 2021 led by experts in global health communications. The workshop is designed to develop capacity of journalists to translate and communicate science-related […]

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), 18-24 November 2021

Theme: “AMR Governance: Preventing AMR Is Our Shared Responsibility” The African Union Task Force on AMR,  African regional tripartite members (FAO, OIE, WHO) and UNEP, are organizing the 3rd continental joint WAAW Africa campaign under the theme for the regional WAAW 2021 is “AMR Governance- Preventing AMR Is Our Shared Responsibility” The theme for the […]

Partnership for African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) From Aspiration To Action

1- CONTEXT12-13 April 2021 African Vaccine Manufacturing SummitThe African Union Commission (AUC) and Africa Centres for Disease Control (Africa CDC) hosted a two-day high-level Summit under the theme “Expanding Africa’s Vaccine Manufacturing for Health Security: Building back better, bolder and bigger”. Amongst the continental leadership in attendance were:• H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson, African Union […]

Economic and Programmatic Implications for the Covid-19 Vaccine Roll Out in Africa

ABOUT THE EVENT: Curbing the pandemic while protecting access to essential health services requires an ample supply of vaccine, a functioning, well-funded delivery system, and careful planning. With strained budgets and supply shortages, policymakers face new challenges to set priorities and allocate limited resources effectively amid the COVID-19 crisis. The Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC) have been […]

Africa CDC Inaugural One Health Conference

Increasing globalization, urban density, ease of travel, animal movement, environmental changes and habitat overlap between humans and animals, all provide opportunities for the emergence and spread of diseases that adversely impact both human and animal health, prosperity, and food security. COVID-19 and Ebola virus disease are two recent examples of how these various factors have […]